English Scientist and Inventor of Photography, [1800 – 1877]
"How charming it would be if it were possible to cause these natural images to imprint themselves durable and remain fixed upon the paper! And why should it not be possible? I asked myself." - William Henry Fox Talbot
“Photography is at the intersection of two quite distinct procedures; one of a chemical order: the action of light on certain substances; the other of a physical order: the formation of the image through an optical device.”— Roland Barthes, 'Camera Lucida'